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Message from the District President

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As a former community college student, counselor, and faculty member, I know how important cultural competency and diversity are for student success and for retaining a diverse workforce.

Community colleges have historically served as the gateway to higher education and economic opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds – including immigrants, older students, people of color, women, and people with disabilities.

PCC is no exception. Our students are very diverse. Our community and our students will only become more diverse in the coming years. In order for us to grow our enrollment and retain our diverse student population, I believe we must do two things:

First, we need to ensure that our staff and faculty reflect the diversity of our community.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »


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